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Played Challenges

Just the middle - 10832 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inner hyphens - 115 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1884 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
I forgot quotes - 15145 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7165 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Count both ways - 931 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Condensed Cases - 729 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Angular naming conventions - 279 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 6
underscore_to_camelCase - 145 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 920 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
replacing each line of a block selection - 2706 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31737 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replace and keep the case - 369 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 7
Space out the alphabet - 1480 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirrored text - 159 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2264 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1481 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alsa configuration - 478 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
Make HTML List - 924 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 7
FoodCritic023: Prefer conditional attributes - 166 entries

FoodCritic (www.foodcritic.io) is a lint tool for your Chef (learn.chef.io) cookbooks. FC023 indicates that you should prefer Chef guards over Ruby conditions. This challenge expects you to be able to fix this issue in a sample cookbook, given the FoodCritic output: ================================================================ FC023: Prefer conditional attributes: cookbooks/foo/recipes/default.rb:25 ================================================================ See http://www.foodcritic.io/#FC023 for more details about the changes being made.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5734 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 8
V to the i - 4508 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 8
attr_aligner - 3282 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 9
switch variable - 4778 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
comments galore - 930 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
lipsum lines - 245 entries

Convert a quoted block of text into strings in a list.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 4035 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
ASCII Art - 79 entries

how good are you with simple regex?

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 2973 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Sorting a glossary - 103 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11200 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 151 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10343 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5279 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Free hyphen! - 135 entries

Just like "Inner hyphens", but I'm giving you a free hyphen to play with. Will your solution be any different?

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4300 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2138 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 3004 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 17472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fun With The Diagonal - 90 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12379 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 11
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